With clear turquoise waters, a tranquil ambiance, vast stretches of white sand and waving palm trees, a beach vacation is complete fun for anyone. Whether you want to relax on the white sandy Indian Ocean beach or looking for an isolated stretch in the Caribbean, there are enough options to suit every type of traveler. If you are planning your next tropical escape, then below are the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world to explore. Let’s take a look at them.

1. Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles

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This beautiful paradisiacal archipelago in the Indian Ocean is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. The dazzling white sand lapped by shallow emerald and backed by most beautiful granite boulders and shaded by coconut palms makes it a star of many TV shows, films, and adverts.

2. Baia Do Sancho, Fernando De Noronha, Brazil

Located on the remote island of Fernando de Noronha and approximately 220 miles off the coast of northeastern Brazil Bay, Baio Do Sancho is a popular beach destination in Brazil. Surrounded by 250 feet vegetation-covered cliffs, it is also known for its soft white sands and sparkling emerald water.

3. Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

With a 13-mile stretch of sand, Grace Bay is one of the most famous beachfronts on Turks and Caicos. The baby powder-soft sand, transparent water and fringed by a coral reef system, makes it quite popular among divers and snorkelers.

4. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Whitehaven Beach is an award-winning beach located on Whitsunday Island and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The beach stretches over 7 km and possesses 98% white silica sand, plus swirls of blue, turquoise and green water. Easily to reach via seaplane or helicopter, you can enjoy sailing to the beach on a yacht, ferries, luxury cruises and powerboats from Airlie beach.

5. Matira Beach, Bora Bora – Tahiti

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Located on the south end of Bora Bora island, in the French Polynesia, it is marked as one of the popular beaches on the island. It stretches for 1.6 kilometers with the southernmost tip of Bora Bora. The pure white sand, sapphire-colored lagoon, transparent turquoise tides, and colorful fish make it one of the relaxing beaches in the world.

6. Blue Lagoon Beach, Oludeniz, Turkey

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The ever-varying shades of turquoise water, azure, and soft sand make Blue Lagoon the most beautiful and picturesque gem of South Coast Turkey.  Located 10 miles from the town of Fethiye, it is reached easily via dolmus and bus service.

7. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos Island, Greece

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Also known as “Smuggler’s Cove” and “Shipwreck Beach” this beautiful beach is surrounded on three sides by sheer, dramatic white cliffs, which makes it one of its own kind. Located on Zakynthos Island, the beach is accessible by boat. The white sands of the cove and the Ionian azure water circled by towering white cliff make it a tourist magnet.

8. The Baros Maldives

The Maldives is one of the top destinations for beach lovers. Baros Maldives is a tropical island, which is popular for its crystal-clear water and white sand. Located only 25 minutes from Maldives International airport, it is one of the top 10 beaches in the Maldives.

9. Kelingking Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Located within the village of Bunga Mekar on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island, Kelingking beach is popular for its plant-covered limestone cliff. It resembles the shape of T-Rex’s head and therefore also known as T-Rex Bay of Bali. The deep turquoise blue water and steep cliffs embraced with white sand make this place heaven on earth.

10. Pink Beach, Komodo Indonesia

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The clear turquoise water, endless blue skies, green hills, and pink sands make Pink Beach a natural wonder. The beach gets its unique color from Foraminifera that is some sort of microscopic organisms. Locals call it Red beach and it creates soft pink tint visible on the shore.

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